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This self-drive tour combines stunning coastal scenery, remarkable wildlife and a varied selection of thrilling outdoor activities, making it ideal for all age groups. Start in Cape Town, dominated by Table Mountain, and tour the stunning Cape Winelands. Drive east along the Garden Route and see the ostriches of the Little Karoo and the beautiful beaches of Knysna and Plettenberg. Finish in the Eastern Cape where you may spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’: elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions and rhinos. The Cape has a year-round moderate climate and easy driving conditions, with driving on the left, so you can explore at a relaxed pace.
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Arrive into Cape Town and transfer to an African
Elite Waterfront Apartment for a 3-night stay.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (N)
Morning stand-up paddle boarding tour along the
canals of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. In the
afternoon ascend Table Mountain on the cable car
for 360-degree views of the Cape. (B)
Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands. Activities
tailored to the family may include Segway tours
through the vineyards, watching farming practices
in action and tasting sessions. A number of farms
are geared towards wine lovers and their families,
with special grape juice tastings for the children. (N)
Your hire car will be delivered this morning. Drive
to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital’ of
South Africa due to the many ostrich farms. Spend
2 nights at Bufflesdrift Game Lodge. Afternoon visit
to Highgate Ostrich Farm followed by an evening
stargazing tour at the lodge. (D)
Early morning meerkat viewing followed by an
interactive elephant feeding experience. Afternoon
wildlife drive. (B, D)
Drive to Knysna and spend some time at leisure in
the picturesque seaside town. Stay 2 nights at the Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa on Thesen island.
Take a boat cruise to the stunning Featherbed
Nature Reserve and explore the waterfront with its
boutique shops and cafes. (B)
Drive to Plettenberg Bay and stay 2 nights at
Emily Moon River Lodge on the southern bank of
the Bitou river. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Activities such as canoeing, horse riding, mountain
biking, walking, birdwatching and river tubing
can be booked locally. The beautiful beaches of
Robberg and Keurboomstrand are close by. (B)
Morning at leisure. Drive east to Tsitsikamma
National Park. Explore Storms River Gorge by
kayak and inflatable lilos. Finish with some cliff
jumps before returning to Plettenberg Bay in the
Drive through Port Elizabeth to the Amakhala
Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Stay
2 nights at Hlosi Game Lodge overlooking a wide
river plain. Afternoon wildlife drive in search of the
Big Five. (B, D)
Morning and afternoon wildlife drives. Other
activities include the evening Bushman’s River
Cruise, guided bush walks, birdwatching and
canoeing. (B, L, D)
Morning wildlife drive. After lunch, drive to Port
Elizabeth and drop off your hire car. Fly home via
Johannesburg, arriving the next day. (B, L) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch,
D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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